The best beers for your weekend barbecue
SummaryRauschbier and other smoky old-world styles are catching fire stateside. These are the beers to try.
When Common Haus Hall, a Bavarian-style beer hall, opened in Jeffersonville, Ind., in late March of this year, beer director Roger Baylor wanted to offer a unique house specialty. The menu was already loaded with well-known German beer styles—pilsners, hefeweizens and doppelbocks from big-timers like Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr—so he commissioned Jerry Gnagy of local brewery Against the Grain to make a smoked lager reminiscent of the rauchbiers from Bamberg, Germany.